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it to horrible use and ruin people's lives and cause so much harm to people and hurt them so bad. >> how is the community doing? there were several vigils i saw last night and there have been smaller ones over the last couple of days. have those vigils been helpful? >> i think so. there's been so many things said just trying to help people and everyone is just really understanding about everything right now so just realizing how supportive people are and how everyone is really coming together helps a lot. >> it does. that's good to know. you both seem very calm to me and almost a little too calm. i'm wondering if there's going to be a point where it hits you hard. you have a bullet in your chin. >> yeah. >> in your face and doctors have said they don't want to ever take it out. how are you holding up? >> just grateful it didn't hit anywhere else. i mean, i've heard stories of people getting hit in the head and arm and leg and i picture myself in their shoes going through my circumstances if i were to get hit in the arm, my sports career would be done. leg, same thing. anywhere else, i'm
other signs of trouble. they tell us that the suspected shooter passed a background check and had excellent academic credentials. even got a government grant to help pay his tuition. tonight, investigators are reportedly looking whether the suspect used our tax dollars to purchase his weapons. team fox coverage continues. adam housley at the crime scene aurora, colorado this afternoon. the prosecutors in this case have not said much of anything. but police said that a suspicious package showed up at that university, right? >> yeah, shepard. in fact, the university has been watching things very closely since friday. we know they shut down the two research facilities where james worked. they brought in bomb dogs. they told everyone who worked there when they came back to work on monday that anything they weren't expecting. if they found any packages, anything kind of odd to notify authorities. that's what happened today two. different packages that showed that up people that worked there weren't expecting. they brought in the bomb robot and bomb squad. they withdrew it meticulously
in the middle east with the u.s. stepping up its presence around syria providing more help to the rebels. how far will our government go? we'll have a live report from the middle east. >> but first, of course, our top story here. the man accused of one of the worst shooting massacres in u.s. history will make his first court appearance in a few hours. police say it could take months before we know why he carried out this senseless act of violence during a midnight movie premier. 24-year-old james holmes accused of killing 12 people, wounding 58 people including mothers, fathers, members of the military, even a 6-year-old girl. eight are still in critical condition this morning. >> we are learning that budding scientist allegedly was planning this for months. his apartment was rigged with trip wires, gas canisters that a gun range owner was so scared by him that he rejected him a month ago. and it could have been a lot worse. had a rife well a 100 round drum magazine not jammed. >> we begin with jim spellman in colorado where we'll see the shooter appearing in court. the big question is why. w
for joining us. "america live" right now. moments in a colorado courtroom where for the first time we are seeing the man accused of turning a movie theater into a killing field. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. here he is, accused mass murderer james holmes, appearing before a judge in a colorado courtroom just a short time ago. holmes with his bright orange hair looked wide-eyed and unshaven, his head bobbing slightly, closing his eyes, almost looking like he was falling asleep at points, saying absolutely nothing. he is accused of murdering 12 people and injuring 58. some of those badly hurt left with permanent injuries, that much is clear already. alicia a acuna is live outside of the courthouse where this took place, as i say, about an hour plus ago. alicia? >> reporter: hi, megyn. james holmes will be back in court in about one week to be advised of the formal charges, first-degree murder, the judge told him, will likely be among those charges today. holmes was kept away from the rest of the people in the courtroom, making his appearance from the jury box, ev
in u.s. hi history? >>> we have so many stories of heroism emerging from that terrible night. including those who did whatever they could to protect their loved ones. we are remember those 12 victims this morning. people in aurora mourning them in an emotional vigil last night. you see the 12 crosses already set up. from across the movie theater. i was touched last night, after each victim's name was read, everyone said, we will remember. >> we will remember. >> and we will. >> you saw the crosses there. greg zanis, the man who set them up after the columbine massacre, drove 16 hours to set them up there from illinois. we're going to go to david muir. on is scene since friday. he's outside the courthouse where james holmes is expected to make his first appearance today. good morning, david. >> reporter: they're expecting to see the suspect's face for first time today. we're told he's being held in isolation. he'll be taken through an underground tunnel to the courthouse behind me. so many people will be studying his face, his demeanor. that dyed hair. wondering how he could have changed
applied online for a membership to a local gun range. he said on the application he did not use drugs. the range owner called him several times to invite him to come in for an interview. he said the message on his machine was bizarre, freakish. the police chief revealing to us that the suspect's parents are remaining silent. >> they're not talking to us right now. maybe that will change. >> reporter: how tough will it be for this community so see the suspect in court? >> he's harmed so many people. not only the victims but they're extended families. i think it will be very hard. >> reporter: the police chef telling me they're getting significant help from the fbi behavioral analysts, trying to look into his past. the suspect faces multiple counts of attempted murder and first degree murder. those counts will not be applied today. >>> thousands gathered at the vigil last night. the crowd sang "amazing grace." this morning, we're learning more about the 12 people who lost their lives. dan harris is outside the university of colorado ped call center with much more. good morning, dan. >>
felon, that he was a lawful gun user and that he did not use guns. so the club's owner or, glenn, called james holmes to invite him to a orientation session so he could vet him in person. but when the answering machine picked up, he said the message was, quoting here, freakish. listen. >> i got this bizarre answering machine of his that was a very base, gutterral, growling, incoherent, rambling whatever it was, message that was bizarre at best, you know? freakish a little. >> reporter: he went on to say the message included some moaning and movie character-like squeals and laughter. somebody, he said, trying to be as weird as possible. that's when he told his staff if this guy shows up, do not let him join. listen again. >> yeah, yeah. this is kind of strange. this is not who, you know, a lot of shooters and gun people are. we're pretty basic, easy to deal with people. we don't get all bizarre and strange. so, yeah, it put up a flag to me that who is, what's -- what was he trying to accomplish with this? >> reporter: holmes never did show up, and when his wife first told him about the sh
only puts us in a place where we can't move forward. >> reporter: so a variety of emotions when it comes to forgiveness. i was pretty blown away that most of the people i talked with said we have to forgive not only, you know, for all of the victims but for us as a community to move forward. and also as you mentioned the president some rarts themarks t stood out to me, he said "he'll wipe away every tear from their eyes and that shall be no more." we need to start healing. we need to start moving forward. but we'll never, ever forget this. >> poppy harlow in aurora where they are showing an enormous capacity, extraordinary capacity for forgiveness. thank you, poppy. >>> a lot of courage, right, to be able to face that. if you want to help out go, to givingfirst.org. there you can find several nonprofits supporting victims andthe aurora movie theater shooting. >>> the hammer set to fall on penn state. just a day after the statue of joe paterno came down, coming up what the naacp is expected to do in the wake of the jerry sandusky child abuse scandal. i wiped the floor with the gu
're not discussing admissions. i will tell you that based on what he told us, we were concerned about his apartment. >> reporter: we know he had loud music playing. we've heard that maybe it was a timer and that he set it to start playing around midnight. the question is i have is did he start playing loud techno music to draw a cop call? >> we can't possibly know what he intended to do right now. i've been told by the bomb experts if someone opened the door, it would have triggered the device. >> reporter: if that had happened before the theater incident, that could have diverted a lot of your resources. >> potentially, yes. it would have been two simultaneous crises at once. >> reporter: do you have a wife and kids, chief? >> i do. my daughter was at the premiere of "batman." in another theater. so yes. >> reporter: i didn't know that. same theater complex? >> no, no. >> reporter: have you had the chance to hug your daughter? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the reason he wanted to talk to us is to make sure everyone knows how proud he is of all of the officers on his force. and this community is proud.
admissions. based on what he told us, we were concerned about his apartment. >> reporter: we know he had loud music playing. we heard it was on a timer and set it to start playing around midnight. the question is did he start playing techno music to draw a cop call? >> we can't possibly know what he intended to do right now. i've been told by the bomb experts if someone opened the door, it would have triggered the device. >> reporter: if that could have happened before the theater incident, it would have diverted the theater response. >> it could have been two simultaneous crisis. >> reporter: do you have a family? >> i do. my daughter was at the premier of batman at another theater. >> reporter: i didn't know that. another theater complex. >> another theater in aurora. >> reporter: have you had a chance to hug your daughter? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the reason he wanted to sit down and talk, he wants to convey how proud he is of his officers and the community is proud, too. last night at the prayer vigil, i saw a lot of officers getting hugs from strangers. at the end of the night, savannah
. >> reporter: good morning. we're in front of the arapahoe county courthouse, where the suspect is behind us in solitary confinement. later, he's going to be taken by an underground tunnel to the county courthouse. that happens later this morning. james holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died. and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, "the dark knight rises." in the months between the arraignment and the eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we're seeing and hearing the suspect in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it's holmes, just after his high school graduation making a presentation at science camp. >> i came here tonight. people like to have a superpower. i might let them have more fun. >> reporter: we're told the suspect is not cooperating and is in solitary confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first fro
:30 for debate by the usual form, that upon the use or yielding back of time the senate proceed to vote without intervening action or debate of the nomination, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate, and no further motions be in order, that any related statements be printed in the record, that the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: now, mr. president would it always be that easy. i thank the distinguished presiding officer, distinguished for not only his service here in the senate but as governor of one of the most beautiful states -- one of the most beautiful states in the union. mr. president, before we begin, so many others have said this, it would be impossible to state the amount of horror and sadness felt by my wife marcel and i at the news of what happened in colorado. i was reminded of again today as i saw the flags lowered to half staff on this capitol building. i view the capitol as being a bastion
bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. this is the first time the public has seen james holmes since his arrest. his hair dyed bright orange... the 24-year old was somber during the brief court appearance in colorado. sitting beside him was his court-appointed defense attorney. holmes will be held without bond until his next court appearance on july 30th. at that time... he's expected to be formally charged in the deadly shooting spree. the county district attorney says the victims' families will be consulted before a decision is made on seeking the death penalty for holmes. >>there is so much that the victims have to take into account there will be impacted by the decision in a big way for many years if the death penalty is sought is a very long process that impact their lives for >> the district attorney says despite the overwhelming evidence collected against holmes so far... they will work diligently to get justice for the victims. a sailor from crystal lake was killed... and a teacher from lake bluff was injured in
with hands on experience. they're responsible in using both learning and real world skills. this shows how to use what they're learning to create a product which could be used on an open market. it's held during the school year. >> i like that we can learn all day and do lots of work. >> i like learning, learning about the eco system. >> so thanks to a program, these students are well on their way to becoming productive citizens in the marketplace. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> the child's first program wraps up on friday and was funded by the 231 -- 21st century community learning center. >>> we have more on the two missing girls in iowa. elizabeth collins and lyric cook morrie si vanished july 13th. police are turning to everyone for clues. >> if you were at meyer's lake before 3 p.m. or if you know of or talk to anyone who was at meyers lake on friday the 13th for any reason whatsoever, please contact local law enforcement. >> the fbi did say saturday they believe the girls are still alive. there's now a $50,000 reward being offered to anyone with information leading to the person resp
recovered a computer from the suspect's booby trapped apartment and sources tell us more evidence of his batman obsession. abc news has learned police discovered a variety of batman paraphernalia including a poster and mask from the comic book series. many of my source s appear stunned at the suspect's cold-blooded fury. >> gets you so angry, too, reports out of jail now he is showing absolutely no remorse through awful this. he is still maining his joker persona, spitting at guards. spitting on windows, absolutely no remorse whatsoever, what he has done. even now. and his court appearance, as we said hours away. >> his attorneys might waive the hearing. if he is transferred from jail to the courthouse, it is going to be in an underground tunnel so he won't be seen. so that video cameras can't capture that. yeah, it's, it's egregious to think there were clues along the way, from the owner of the gun range who actually called him back up and said, was going to invite him back out. when he called and listened to his voice mail, he said he just got a sick feeling. and told all of his employ
. sources tell abc news the automatic rifle holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recent lead applied for a membership at the private gun rage but was turned away because the owner thought he was "creepy." aurora's mayor is concerned the death toll could rise. >> we saw some people yesterday who, who are still terribly injured. and may not make it. >> reporter: holmes will make his first court appearance in the morning. we are told it is brief and he will not enter a plea. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks to brandi, the make shift memorial to victims keeps on growing as friends and strangers alike as they add flowers, american flags and personal mementos on the site in the shadows of the century 16 movie theater, a cross has been placed for each of the 12 victims. >> same guy made the crosses that made them for columbine. >> he came back from aurora, illinois, where he was traveling from. also, james holmes is being remembered at his hometown church in san diego. his pastor says that holm
holmes allegedly used jammed during the shooting spree, but he had extended clips for other weapons that held up to 40 rounds. holmes also recently applied for a membership at this private gun range but was turned away because the owner thought he was, quote, creepy. a police psychologist says when you put it altogether, including his booby-trapped apartment, he doesn't believe holmes had a break with reality. >> premeditated, yeah. >> reporter: he thought it through? >> thought it through. planned it. had weapons of choice. >> reporter: well, right now, holmes is being held in isolation. he is supposed to make his first court appearance tomorrow morning. rob, paula. >> brandi, speaking of the court appearance, he is expected to travel from jail to the courthouse in an underground tunnel so he won't be accessible to eyes, ears, video cameras. what do we expect to hear from that courthouse appearance? >> reporter: well, we just found out there is a slight possibility that holmes may not appear in court. his attorney could waive that and try to move forward. if he does appear in court
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